No interview will ever please us completely because a journalist will always have a different aproach than a fan, but this was fairly cool in general. Yesterday, there were plenty of people on my dash bracing themselves for the worst (including me), but none of that today. This is an article in a respected newspaper that still avoids any snarky snobbery about Louis or the band and I think that is unusual.
And think of how much worse it could have been. I read a comment below the article early this morning that I can’t find anymore somehow, from a reader who was surprised: why did we not hear more about his son? If they wanted to show the man behind the product, why not talk more about such a life-changing event, she thought? And what she said makes perfect sense. I’m so relieved that they avoided this. Probably because the larries would have rioted or left, and they finally want to rather keep us than fight us, I guess? This is hopeful.
To us, it was a bit of a pity party because we know he was the leader of the band and not just the guy in the back without solos (I definitely was a bit disappointed this morning), but judging by the comments from non-fans, this article probably does him more favours than we think.